RETIREMENT PARTY: After 23 years of driving generations of students to and from Lucerne Valley schools as their bus driver, Sharon Cross is retiring later this month. A gathering will be held Friday, March 21 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Gaulding Hall, Lucerne Valley Elementary School. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Joy at 760-881-1545 or Janette at 760-985-1896.
By HOLLY SOSA
Kale is some kind of crazy super food. Did you know that it is packed with antioxidants & that research suggests it reduces the risk of certain types of cancer? Sign me up for some kale, please!
Only ... have you ever tasted kale? It sort of tastes like a more bitter version of cabbage. Not the yums. If you want your family to grub on this anti-cancer super veggie, you’ll have to get creative with how you serve it.
Delores Strader McCarty of Lucerne Valley passed away on February 27, 2014 in Lucerne Valley, California.
Born on November 30, 1933 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, she lived in Lucerne Valley for about 20 years.
Delores worked for Hughes Aircraft for many years until her retirement. Married to Leroy McCarty, she moved to Lucerne Valley and the couple lived on Mesa Street for about five years. After divorcing, she bought a home on the north side of Fairlane, residing there for two decades.
Chirisse “Reecie” Marie Fouts passed away on March 2, 2014 in Peoria, Illinois.
Born on October 10, 1985 in Dallas, Texas, she lived in Apple Valley, Calif. and Lucerne Valley, Calif.
Chirisse attended Lucerne Valley High School and Barstow Community College and worked as a nursing assistant.
She is survived by her mother Lisa Fouts, father Andrew Peers, sister Acacia Laine Peers, grandmother Carol Ann Stroyeds, grandfather Phillip Lloyd Fouts, uncle Lloyd Bradley Fouts, aunt Nora Fouts and cousins Kersten Fouts, Marco Fouts and Drake Fouts.
By JAMES REINEBACH
How can you bless God? Always speak well (bless) of God and never curse or blame Him, or neglect His praise!
This will make you a positive thinking person. Our blessing Him is to be a response to His blessing us! Read 1 Peter 1:3-9 and find God’s blessings you can count on.
1. God is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. All blessing comes through God’s Son. (3)
2. God has what you need most—lots of mercy and forgiveness! (3)
3. God will give anyone spiritual re-birth to a living hope! (3)
This year Lucerne Valley FFA is celebrating its 20th year. This year has been filled with many activities and celebrations.
The local chapter celebratrated National FFA during the week of George Washington’s birthday. During the week, the chapter conducted a variety of activities to help celebrate National FFA Week by participating in the following events: Hay & straw stacking, tractor pull, egg toss, strong man/woman, team tug o’ war, log skis, 7-legged race, A-frame, and the pepper eating contest.
Unique take on ‘Oz’ entertains, enlightens LVES audience
By PETER DAY
Young actors from Lucerne Valley Elementary School last week performed a play that turns a classic on its ears, teaching valuable interpersonal lessons along the way.
“Munchkin Mediation: Conflict Resolution in Oz,” enjoyed a two-night run last Wednesday and Thursday in the LVES cafeteria. The first performance featured the first dinner theater event in memory at the school.
Honorariums to be included in the Veterans Monument honorarium booklet must reach a Monument committee member no later than April 1 in order to be included in the commemorative booklet.
There will be no exceptions due to printing requirements. Each honorarium is $25. There are several different ways honorarium photos can be submitted to the committee:
• By mailing an original photo of any size. The photo will be returned.
• Submitting a print on photo quality paper by using your home printer or Target or Walmart photo services.
County Code Enforcement Chief Andy Wingert, left, discusses code enforcement at the recent meeting of the Municipal Advisory Council. Code enforcement officer David Jorgen is to Wingert’s left. Peter Day / The Leader
By PETER DAY
LUCERNE VALLEY • Out-of-code issues such as fire abatement and illegal dumping increasingly will be dealt with by the county, according to Code Enforcement Division Chief said Andy Wingert.
Once again it’s that time of year and the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce is looking for candidates for the Annual Honorary Mayor’s Race.
If you are interested in taking that position for the Chamber of Commerce, please contact Elizabeth Barbosa at the Chamber office for further details.
The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce is located at 32750 Old Woman Springs Road, Lucerne Valley. For more information, call 760-248-7215.